Oil and gas wells on public lands. Photo by BLM.

Energy and Minerals

The BLM supports a sustainable and responsible energy approach, which includes renewable energy resources such as wind, geothermal and solar and oil and gas, coal, and strategic minerals—all of which may be developed on public lands and subject to free markets.  

The BLM has a strong history of meeting our Nation’s energy needs while at the same time leading the way in sustainable development.  We seek to find innovative methods to benefit the public by supporting local economies and providing dependable domestic energy.  Development of these energy sources economically benefit the Nation and the states by providing revenue where the energy source is developed.

Includes oil and gas processes, leasing, reclamations, and rules and regulations.
Solar, wind, and geothermal programs. Active Renewable Energy projects.
wind turbines california desert
Non-energy leasable minerals, saleable minerals, and mining claims information.
mining operations
Includes Coal Program statistics and leasing information.
coal operations
Helium program information
helium plant